• Barry is “most evil bad-ass person” in HBO trailer

    Bill Hader is back for Barry Season Two! HBO released a teaser for the second season of the award-winning smash hit. While there is no release date yet, the show returns this spring. In the short trailer, Barry is still caught struggling between his dreams of being an actor and his job as a former marine-turned-hitman. While Barry asserts “What I do is not who I am,” his acting teacher

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    Saturday Night Live recap: James McAvoy, SNL recycle old bits

    James McAvoy hosted Saturday Night Live this week. McAvoy isn’t known for his comedy, but as an actor, he was fully committed to this week’s show. Films like Split, Glass, and the X-Men franchise made McAvoy a major star since his indie film days. The Wanted actor took the SNL stage with a lot of confidence. Unfortunately, the perennial sketch show cursed him with a lot of repeat sketches that

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    Tig Notaro books Pittsburgh comic who sacrifices gig over Louis CK

    Louis C.K. is in the news again—though he hasn’t actually done anything this week. Comedian John Dick Winters made waves in the Pittsburgh comedy scene for canceling a gig at a venue that booked C.K. And Tig Notaro is giving him a big thumbs up. Winters canceled with the Pittsburgh Improv when the club announced it had booked the former comedy wunderkind on what could be called an unofficial comeback

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    Phoebe Robinson to New York Comedy Club: Do better than booking alleged abusers

    2 Dope Queens star Phoebe Robinson has had ‘enough’ of comedy clubs letting alleged rapists on stage. Robinson took to Instagram late Wednesday night calling out New York Comedy Club to “do better” after an “alleged rapist” was also on the night’s line-up. Robinson was booked to perform on the 9:00 show at New York Comedy Club’s 24th Street location on Wednesday evening. In the video, she shares that she

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    Netflix in February: Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Ray Romano stand-up special, more!

    Netflix just released its list of new shows coming for next month. The list came out in conjunction with a video hyping some of the new shows coming. The video does not show everything coming to the platform, but it does show some new original TV shows and new comedy specials. You can watch the announcement below, but Laughspin is here to break down all the comedies coming to Netflix

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    Broad City removes Dave Becky as EP for final season

    Broady City is returning for its final season this week and will be doing so without Dave Becky. Comedy Central confirmed to Vulture that Becky will not be credited as an executive producer for the show’s final season. This will be the first season since the show premiered back in 2014 that Becky has not been listed as an EP. Becky is a partner at 3 Arts Entertainment—which will remain

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    Saturday Night Live recap: Pete Davidson is back and he’s really excited about The Mule

    Saturday Night Live is back with a very political episode. After a month hiatus, the show featured first-time host Rachel Brosnahan. The actress is famous for her portrayal of Midge Maisel on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and it was exciting to see if she would use her comedy chops on the show. As a host, they didn’t give her too much to do, which was a shame because she was

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    Kenan Thompson NBC pilot leaves SNL future uncertain

    Kenan Thompson might need to leave Saturday Night Live for his own sitcom, Saving Kenan. NBC picked up the comedy starring Thompson after it’d been in development since the fall. Lorne Michaels, as usual, will serve as executive producer, as he does on many projects from his SNL darlings. Also on board is Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke. Thompson is the longest-running cast member on SNL and when he started

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    Judd Apatow on Louis CK: He should perform, but not punch down

    Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes went on SiriusXM’s Jim & Sam to promote the third season of their HBO series Crashing, which premieres on January 20, and they had something to say about Louis C.K.’s recently leaked set. The interview started with the guests and hosts—Jim Norton and Sam Roberts—talking about Artie Lange’s drug issues and how it affected the Crashing shoot. Holmes smiles slightly as he describes the “nose continuity” issues while

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    Federal employees affected by government shutdown offered free comedy club tickets

    The owners of the comedy club Stand Up New York want to make federal workers affected by the ongoing government shutdown laugh again. Stand Up New York announced that they will be offering those employees who did not receive a paycheck last week 12 months of free comedy shows. Qualified federal workers will be given a one-year membership to LaughPass, a service much like MoviePass but for comedy shows at

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    Family Guy producers promise less gay jokes: The show has to shift and evolve.

    Family Guy is trying to phase out homophobic humor. This week’s unusually political episode of Family Guy centered around Peter getting a job at the White House and culminated in a five-minute “chicken fight” with the President, but in the episode, there is an exchange about the type of jokes the nearly 20-year-old show is delivering. In the episode titled Trump Guy, the fictionalized Donald Trump says to Peter, “Many

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    Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore are basically the same show and here’s why

    Cheers, Friends, Seinfeld, 30 Rock, Golden Girls, The Office, Parks and Recreation; NBC has given us some of the most iconic sitcoms of all time and Brooklyn Nine-Nine is poised to be its newest tentpole sitcom. After being unexpectedly dropped by Fox after five beloved seasons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC for a sixth season and last week’s premiere garnered 3.6 million viewers—up 71% from last year’s season

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    Dane Cook teases Fight script in Instagram post

    Dane Cook teased a new film script on his Instagram Monday night. The video post zooms in on an open script file on a laptop. The script simply says, “Fight, Written by Dane Cook,” with a note at the bottom of the page that says “Reheat Entertainment.” In the caption to the post, Cook reveals that the script is for a new film with “heart, humor & drama organically intermingled.”

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    Janeane Garofalo defends Louis C.K. on podcast: This doesn’t win me any friends.

    Janeane Garofalo thinks that people need to leave Louis C.K. alone. The comedian went on Bust’s Poptarts podcast back in December to talk about feminism and her comedy career. The episode was released on Friday. The whole podcast seemed fairly confrontational. Hosts Emily Rems and Callie Watts did not seem to purposefully provoke Garofalo, as the hosts and Garofalo remained respectful about their different takes on the sexualization of women and

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    America’s Got Talent: 9 comedians return for Champions season

    America’s Got Talent is bringing back the best of the best with their special edition season, America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The Champions season follows 50 acts that previously shined during previous seasons of AGT from all over the world. From those 50, nine are comedians (and don’t worry, we aren’t counting ventriloquists or jugglers as comedians). Stand-ups didn’t fare well on the competition show until we saw New York

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